Nancy Gale Erickson

Erickson, circa 1973

  • Missing Since 10/03/1973
  • Missing From Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Age 21 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'2 - 5'5, 115 - 125 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Erickson has a history of depression and was previously hospitalized for her condition.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Erickson was last seen in Brattleboro, Vermont on October 3, 1973. She had come up to Vermont from Florida, and was arrested for stealing a car. She told the police she had only six cents in cash on her and had been on her way to visit friends in the White River Junction area when her car ran out of gas.

Erickson was placed on probation for the auto theft and sent to live in a halfway house in Brattleboro. Her family mailed her some clothes, but they were returned, and they contacted the halfway house to find out why. This was when they found out she had checked out on October 3 and never came back. She has never been heard from again.

In 1985, eight years after Erickson's disappearance, her father died. He left her an inheritance estimated to be worth about $1,500 to $2,000, but she never collected it. Her mother died in 1986. Erickson's siblings are still alive, though, and hope for answers in her case. They do not know why she was in Vermont or who she planned to visit in White Junction when she was arrested.

She got a nursing degree at Corning Community College in New York, and worked as a registered nurse at Tampa General Hospital prior to going to Vermont. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Brattleboro Police Department 802-257-7950

Source Information

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 29, 2021; casefile added.